Written by Rebecca Holdridge
Willimantic, CT- Award-winning children's book creator, Barbara McClintock, will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University on Nov. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Joinery at the Child and Family Development Resource Center. The public is invited. Admission is Free.
Her presentation marks the publication of her two newest books for children, "Leave Your Sleep" and "Twelve Kinds of Ice." "Leave Your Sleep" is a collection of classic children's poetry, collected and sung by Natalie Merchant and illustrated by McClintock. The poems are written by; Robert Louis Stevenson, Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, E.E. Cummings, Nathalia Crane and others. A CD of Merchant's performance of the songs is included with the book.
"Twelve Kinds of Ice," written by Ellen Bryan Obed and illustrated by McClintock, is a story of one family's adventures ice skating during the New England winter. Both books and others illustrated by McClintock will be on sale at the Eastern bookstore.
McClintock will also present at the Child and Family Development Resource Center at 3:30 p.m., but this will be for the children only. McClintock's visit it sponsored by Eastern's Center for Early Childhood Education and the Education Department.